Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Albania continues to be the main source of drugs to Greece, according to a report
Athens. Albania continues to be the main source of drugs to Greece, and Turkey is the country from which imported significant quantities of heroin, Greek newspaper "Vima'' announced.
This is stated in the annual report of the coordinating body to combat drugs in 2008. In particular, 10.22% of the total quantity of heroin seized in Greece, 8.7% of cocaine and 69.32% of crude cannabis were originated from Albania. 41.51% of seized heroin was by Turkey.
The report says heroin is imported directly from Turkey, or first pass through Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania to go back to Greece.
Greek criminal organizations work closely with suppliers in Turkey, Albania and Bulgaria, the report notes further.